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Residential Associates

Residential Associates provide direct care, support, safety and the programming necessary for each individual to be able to achieve the greatest degree of independence possible in a home-like environment.

Qualifications

Successful candidates have high energy, a caring spirit and a professional attitude / availability  to work hours: 3p-11p a must / weekends and holidays required.

Licensures / Certifications

High School diploma or GED

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Teacher Associate

The Center for Discovery is seeking employees interested in working within a dynamic, farm-based learning environment as a teacher associate. This role is a hands on position that directly supports teenage students with a diagnosis of ASD to develop independence, increase functional communication and social skills while preparing them for future vocational settings. The HealthE 6, Our innovative and progressive lifestyle approach to designing supports that promote success for students,  means that enthusiasm, flexibility and out-of-the box thinking are critical skills for prospective applicants! All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma. This is a Day time position that normally works Monday-Friday.

Please note:  The duties of this position require that employees spend most of their day on their feet with frequent lifting of up to 25 pounds.  Additionally, the Teacher Associate is required to perform 2 person lifts of individuals up to 125 lbs.  This position always requires daily outdoor activities, entering the swimming pool with students, exposure to human elements and loading and unloading of students into vehicles, as needed.

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Special Education Teacher

The Special Education Teacher will provide individualized instruction and a comprehensive education program for students with complex disabilities. Strong supervision and leadership skills required. Responsible for ensuring student safety, professional interactions, program implementation, supervisory paperwork, and staff supervision. Facilitates interdepartmental coordination of education programs and services.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree in related field required, Masters Degree Preferred. Must hold a valid NYS Teacher certificate or be in process of obtaining certificate (within 6 months

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Teacher in Training

Works under the supervision of the classroom teacher to provide instruction and a comprehensive education program for students. Assists the teacher to complete customary teacher responsibilities including: lesson planning, providing instruction, implementing safety protocols, ensuring professional interactions, staff supervision, and completing required paperwork. The Teacher in Training works toward developing the skills and competencies to become a future teacher and may be asked to serve as a short or long term substitute.

QUALIFICATIONS: In a program leading towards or currently have a New York State Education Department teacher certification in Special Education or Students with Disabilities.

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Summer 2018 Teacher Associate

The Center for Discovery is seeking employees interested in working within a dynamic, farm-based learning environment as a teacher associate. This role is a hands on position that directly supports teenage students with a diagnosis of ASD to develop independence, increase functional communication and social skills while preparing them for future vocational settings. The HealthE 6, Our innovative and progressive lifestyle approach to designing supports that promote success for students,  means that enthusiasm, flexibility and out-of-the box thinking are critical skills for prospective applicants! All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma. This is a Day time position that normally works Monday-Friday. THIS POSTING IS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2018 ONLY.

Please note:  The duties of this position require that employees spend most of their day on their feet with frequent lifting of up to 25 pounds.  Additionally, the Teacher Associate is required to perform 2 person lifts of individuals up to 125 lbs.  This position always requires daily outdoor activities, entering the swimming pool with students, exposure to human elements and loading and unloading of students into vehicles, as needed.

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Registered Nurse (RN)

REGISTERED NURSE

Provides professional nursing care for individuals with developmental disabilities utilizing a holistic approach and Nursing Process as governed by the Nurse Practice Act and The Code of Nurses.
QUALIFICATIONS
·     Graduate of an approved school of Nursing, Associate of Science, or higher degree from an accredited institution offering a curriculum in nursing.
·    A Registered Professional Nurse currently licensed in the state of New York.
·    Demonstrated skill and experience in utilization of the nursing process and multi-disciplinary approach.
Recent graduates are welcome to apply.
***Temporary On Campus Housing Available, ask for details***

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Chef

We are seeking chefs that adore fresh food and whole ingredients! This is a unique opportunity to work with our certified organic farm, preparing fresh, seasonal dishes based on food grown right outside your door. The Center for Discovery has openings for enthusiastic chefs with experience in farm-to-table, seasonally focused cuisine.

Responsibilities include:

  • Following our Food is Medicine philosophy
  • Preparation of our four seasons menu
  • Maintaining kitchens with proper food handling and sanitation

Requirements:

  • Ideal candidates have culinary education and/or significant experience in food preparation
  • High school education or GED required

 Company Description

The Center for Discovery in Sullivan County, New York is a residential, educational, and medical facility for children and adults with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders.

On the grounds is Thanksgiving Farm, a biodynamic and certified organic 200 acre farm dedicated to providing quality food and meaningful opportunities for the individuals that we serve.

DNA, The Department of Nourishment Arts, is a ground breaking and unique approach to providing all individuals at The Center for Discovery with the ultimate whole foods experience. DNA brings together farmers, chefs, and nutritionists collaborating to ensure our food and resulting nutrition are optimized at every point along the food chain. This is what we call our Seed to Belly philosophy. Through this shared goal, the food program at The Center continues to make a major impact in promoting health, healing, and quality of life for our residents.

 

 

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Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist – Join a dynamic team that treats individuals with a myriad of complex disabilities across the lifespan.

Come work with a seasoned team of therapists; enhance your skills in an interdisciplinary setting.

The Company: The Center for Discovery is designated as a Center of Excellence in New York State. We serve children and adults with a diverse array of complex disabilities including medical frailties and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Center offers day and residential school services, adult day habilitation and residential opportunities, as well as out- patient services through the Discovery Health Center. Some of the nation’s leading researchers are engaged with The Center, measuring and codifying strategies that work here, which advances our understanding of best practices. We are a vibrantly successful program that encourages people with intellectual and physical challenges to defy expectations, while evolving new models for living.

The Position : We’re looking for a Physical Therapist with an energetic, enthusiastic, flexible demeanor.

  • The Center offers the opportunity to be part of a team (regardless of experience), supported and mentored by experienced clinicians.
  • Design and implement physical therapy programs to help each individual develop to their fullest potential.
  • Use innovative and creative techniques to enhance the function and quality of life of the individuals that we treat.
  • Participate as an active member of the trans-disciplinary team involved in the comprehensive intervention program for each individual.
  • Instruct and share programmatic information with Center staff as well as other medical professionals
  • Unique opportunities for participation in ongoing research or development of projects in areas of interest

The Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and wellness program (gym, spinning/yoga classes/access to pool/boot camp),
  • Potential for flexibility within the schedule
  • Comprehensive health benefits (including vision and dental)
  • Vacation & Sick/Personal Days
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Opportunities for continuing education
  • On-site café
  • On-site day care and summer day camp for staff children,
  • 401K
  • Co-op Store & Community Sponsored Agriculture Membership

Education : Bachelor /Masters/Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Licensure : Registration or eligibility in the State of New York in accordance with public licensure requirements established by the Education Law for professional practice as a Physical Therapist.

The Location: The Center for Discovery is based in Harris, NY. Please visit www.thecenterfordiscovery.org for more information.

Job Type: Full-time

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Vehicle-Heavy Equipment Technician

The Center for Discovery is seeking a Vehicle-Heavy equipment technician who must demonstrate extensive knowledge of repairs to light and heavy equipment, Including cars, trucks, mowers, backhoes, skid loaders, excavators and small engines. Must be proficient with the use of oxygen/acetylene torches and mig welding.Should have a strong understanding of service manual diagnosis and troubleshooting. Must possess necessary tools used in the equipment and automotive repair industry. Including hand tools, air tools, multimeter, and test lights. Must have the ability to work in temperature/environment variations both indoors and outdoors. Must possess a valid New York State driver’s license. Must have a High School diploma or equivalent required. Must Possess ability to read, write and communicate effectively.

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Chef Trainer

The Center for Discovery Department of Nourishment Arts  program is seeking a chef trainer to work in a multi-faceted role. The primary role would be to function as a member of our cook training residential team. This person will provide instruction and education in the area of preparing meals, healthy diets, choice making and skill acquisition to the individuals and staff who live and work at the center.  In addition the chef will provide the residential and Dayhab support, guidance and over site of the kitchen vegetable and herb gardens.

Through this training and apprentice type programing,  the chef will be responsible to harvest, order, inventory and prepare nutrient dense seasonal farm to table cuisine using quality foods, while maintaining safe kitchen management. The candidate will be responsible to prepare meals following medical recommendations and proper food consistencies for each resident and present in an appealing manner.

Qualifications:

An interest in whole foods cooking, vegetable gardening and cooking experience are required. This role will require hands on assisting with the individuals who live in our program in addition to teaching and supporting staff training and education. This is a full-time position where working weekends and holidays is required. Additionally, candidates will have a minimum of 1 year experience teaching others.  A GED or High School diploma is minimally required.

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Controller

The Center for Discovery is an internationally renowned health, wellness and education agency caring for children and adults with complex multiple disabilities and medical frailties including a growing number of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are the largest employer in Sullivan County with 1,500 employees and an annual budget of $100+ million. Our services include a special education program, an on-site health clinic, a residential program and a bio-dynamic organic farm. Our headquarters are located in scenic Sullivan County, New York, just 90 miles north of NYC. No more commuting into NYC.

Under the leadership of the CFO, The Controller will ensure that systems and procedures are in place to support effective planning, program implementation and oversight, and flawless audits. This position will work closely and serve as the principal liaison to the external auditors and vendors to whom we subcontract, such as payroll, HR, and benefits administration. The Controller will prepare, analyze and interpret regular financial reports for management information and control.  The Controller will supervise a staff of 15+ for regular processing of billings, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll processing and General Ledger reporting.  Strong leadership and organizational skills required.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting and 3 to 5 years as a Controller in health or long term care required. Public accounting experience in not-for-profit health or long term care preferred. CPA preferred. Knowledge and experience with NYS Funding Sources (OPWDD, SED and DOH) preferred.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirement to the attention of:

Sean Wall-Carty, Director of Human Resources The Center For Discovery 641 Old Route 17 Monticello, NY 12701 E: swallcarty@tcfd.org

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Music Intern

The Music Therapists at the Center for Discovery practice an improvisational approach to Music Therapy, based on the pioneering work of Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins. Utilizing this approach, improvised music is created by the therapist to reflect and support the responses a person may bring to a session. Whether someone taps a few keys on the piano, hums assorted pitches or bangs away on the drum, it becomes their music. The music may even occur based on the way the person is sitting, the affect he or she is emoting or a simple look or smile. Regardless, the music becomes a meaningful expression of the person and for the person.

The Heather Saretsky Music Therapy Internship Program at The Center for Discovery is designed so that students learn in an enriching, supportive environment at a pace that supports steady growth towards professional competence and independence. As such, the internship is comprised of two distinct training periods, each 12 to 15 weeks in length (determined by the Center’s academic calendar), with start dates in September, January and April.

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Internships

The Center for Discovery is remarkable for its more than 60 years of service to children and adults with severe disabilities, medical frailties and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Center offers educational, clinical/health, residential, family supports in addition to other programs and services. The Center features universally designed facilities specifically built to meet the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and creative needs of children and adults it serves.

We are looking for Interns in the following areas:

  • Dance Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Medical/Clinic
  • Psychology

 

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Contact a Human Resources Team Member with any question or concerns.
Call (845) 707-8300 or email us at humanresources@tcfd.org